He is only 47 years old, but to me seemed older than that: a man of precocious aspect and judgment.
Having the precocious Anna Kendrick introduce the class-act rising star was a treat, too.
He also has a precocious attraction to his favorite nurse, Ingrid, who sings to him every night in a “plaintive voice.”
appearing early, as flowers; early in development
Latin prae- + coquere 'to cook'
1640s, "developed before the usual time" (of plants), with -ous + Latin praecox (genitive praecocis) "maturing early," from prae "before" (see pre-) + coquere "to ripen," literally "to cook" (see cook (n.)). Originally of flowers or fruits. Figurative use, of persons, dates from 1670s. Related: Precociously; precociousness.
precocious pre·co·cious (prĭ-kō'shəs)
Showing unusually early development or maturity.